Community Development Block Grants - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) are implemented through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). DOLA is the designated State agency to manage and administer the funds. DOLA’s Division of Local Government is charged with coordinating the effective investment of CDBG-DR funds to further Colorado’s recovery for any potential presidentially-declared disaster areas.
DLG acts as the central coordinator in the implementation of multiple disaster recovery programs through our partner agencies which include, but are not limited to, DOLA’s Division of Housing (DOH), DPS’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), DOLA’s Community Resilience Office (CRO), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), and local governments throughout the state.
Marshall Fire and Straight Line Wind Event
Following the Marshall Fire on December 30, 2021, the State of Colorado received an initial $7.415 million allocation of Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) under the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2022 to address recovery needs in the areas of housing, infrastructure, economic development, and resilience.
2013 Fires and Floods
Following the devastating floods of 2013, the State of Colorado received an initial congressional allocation of Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) in the amount of $62.8 million under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013. Subsequently Colorado received two additional allocations bringing the total CDBG-DR grant for Colorado to $320,346,000 available to address recovery needs in the areas of housing, infrastructure, economic development and planning in response to the following presidentially-declared disasters.